Wednesday, July 17, 2013

HUGE beauty haul from Sephora, Ulta & Nordstrom!

Hey guys! Saying hello from Atlanta this week. I am here for work until Friday and staying until Sunday so I get to see my family & ATL friends as well! :) Unfortunately, I did not have time to film a haul video for all of the goodies I got at Ulta, Sephora and Nordstrom, but I decided to take some pictures to share and share a mini review of the products I have tried already! I definitely indulged in some new products that I am excited to try out!

From Nordstrom & Drugstore
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L'Oreal Color Vibrancy Dual Protect Spray: I was looking for a spray to use on my hair when it is still damp to moisturize as well as protect from heat - so far I am liking this a lot, I got it about a week ago- I use this, Moroccan Oil, and the paul mitchell hot off the press daily!

Voluspa Candle Set: I was lucky enough to snag this candle set from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - catch it online before they sell out! An amazing deal at $30 for all three candles!

MAC Cleanse Off Oil: I have been LOVING this product. Ever since I started using Maybelline's the Rocket - I have had a really hard time removing my eye makeup - this literally removes every single trace of makeup. I am usually against spending a lot on makeup remover, but this one is totally worth it. It is a bit pricey at 28 dollars, but remember a little goes a long way with this product. I just apply a pump onto a cotton pad for each eye.

MAC "Ravishing" Lipstick: The perfect lipstick! It is a peachy coral shade & super pretty! My friend Ashely used this on me when she did my makeup a while back ago and I fell in love with it. It is perfect for the day and night.

From Ulta
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Benefit's Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer: If I had a dime for every time I have heard this primer mentioned, I would be swimming in money. This primer has been super hyped up & I guess Benefit's advertising has paid off seeing as I was dying to try it! I used it for the first time today, and my makeup has lasted really well. I am going to use for a few more weeks before forming a real opinion.

Benefit's Erase Paste: I used to use this a long time ago and decided to give it another shot! It covers up dark circles really well, but it is a little hard to work with because it is super thick! (I got the shade light)

NYX Butter Glosses: I have been hearing rave reviews on these glosses for months now - I picked up a couple of shades and they are gorgeous! The consistency is great - not too sticky, but not slippery either. Great pigmentation and lasting power as well. Great deal as I snagged them for buy one, get one 50% off & they are 5 dollars to begin with! :)

From Sephora
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Korres Quercetin & Oak Face Serum: Probably one of my favorite skin care items ever. This is my second bottle of this serum and I LOVE it! I have noticed a huge difference in the appearance of my skin ever since using this product. It makes skin radiant, firm and has the added anti-aging elements. Amazing product and definitely recommend to someone around my age who wants to start using some anti-aging skincare items.

DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Eye Balm: I have been LOVING my origins gin-zing eye cream, but I realized that I probably needed one with anti-aging properties for my night time skincare since the gin-zing eye cream is mostly brightening/depuffing (and amazing at it!). I went into Sephora thinking about getting the eye cream that goes along with the korres serum since my skin seems to love that line. However, the skin expert at Sephora convinced me to try this eye cream from DERMA doctor. I have honestly never heard much of the brand before, but he had nothing buy amazing rave reviews for it. It is not a bad price point either - $48 & he said a little goes a long way and he used this himself! :) I have yet to try it, but I will review for sure!

Origins "A Perfect World" Moisturizer: I was interested in purchasing a day cream that wasn't too expensive and had SPF in it. The same skin expert at Sephora recommended me this moisturizer by Origins. This has an SPF of 25 which is awesome and it also has age defense properties. I haven't used this yet either since I am currently still finishing my Dior Hydralife moisturizer (in the mood for a change). At $40 - it is definitely not a bad price for a high end moisturizer! He told us that skincare lines that come from cosmetics companies often use a lot of chemicals and fragrance that tend to irritate skin, so I am glad I am going to be switching over to mostly natural skincare lines. I really enjoyed using the Dior Hydralife skincare line in my late teens and early twenties, but I do think it is time for a change and definitely time to do as much preventative skincare as possible.

Can you tell I don't want any wrinkles? haha! Let me know if you would like individual reviews or a first impressions on any of these items! Hope you all had great Wednesdays! :)


  1. I like the erase paste, just took a little getting used to. Let me know what you think about the primer!

  2. LOVE Erase Paste... it's the only product that has come close to covering up my horrendous under eye circles. I used to just dab it under my eyes with my finger, but now I use this concealer brush from Sephora:

  3. I love Origins products. That moisturizer is on my list when I run out of mine.

    LOVE that MAC lipstick shade. I'm going to purchase. Thanks for sharing!